Module 1: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Rural Communities
Health promotion is the process of improving and protecting the health of the public, including individuals,
populations, and communities. Health promotion and disease prevention can be achieved through planned activities
and programs that are designed to improve population
health outcomes. Health promotion and disease prevention programs can empower individuals to make
healthier choices and reduce their risk of disease and disability. At the population level, they can eliminate
health disparities, improve quality of life, and improve the availability of healthcare and related services.
Health promotion programs can be implemented in varied settings, including rural communities. Rural residents
can benefit from health promotion and disease prevention programs scaled for use in rural communities, which
have unique implementation considerations.
In this module: